UPDATED: Eric Livingston, Edmonds Historic Preservation Committee's vice chair, dies

Oct 22, 2017
Courtesy of: Keith Livingston Eric Livingston

Updated Oct. 26


Eric Livingston, vice chair of the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission, died unexpectedly on Oct. 10 at age 65 from an undiagnosed and aggressive type of leukemia, according to his brother, Keith Livingston.

Eric Livingston’s last project for the city was working with the commission on gathering information on the historic Madrona Manor at 209 Caspers St. in Edmonds. The commission recommended its addition to the Edmonds Historic Register on Sept. 14. On Oct. 17, the Edmonds City Council approved it.

“He was very involved in historic preservation,” said Tim Raetzloff, the commission’s chairman. “He did much of the research about kit houses for 209 Caspers. He was usually ready to do more research than I could assign.”

City Councilmember Dave Teitzel has known Livingston for several years and worked closely with him as a fellow commissioner on the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission.

"After I was elected to City Council in 2015, I was appointed to be the council liaison to the HPC and continued to interact with Eric in that capacity. I always found Eric to be cordial, collaborative and deeply committed to doing all we can to preserve Edmonds’ precious history.

"He was a key member of our team and will be greatly missed."

Keith Livingston said his brother was a man of many talents, with a wide variety of interests.

“He loved traveling and seeing the world, and sharing his culinary skills with family and friends. My heart goes out to his wife, Eliza Saunders, with whom he shared a deep love and joy of doing things together.”

Livingston, a writer and editor, was a frequent contributor to the Beacon's Letters to the Editor section.

Earlier this year, he filed to run for the position of Port of Edmonds commissioner, running against incumbent Bruce Faires and challenger Lora Petso. But he withdrew May 22.

To make a donation to a memorial scholarship in Livingston’s name, go to http://bit.ly/2y1J6Gp.

Original story


We're sorry to hear of the passing of Eric Livingston. He cared deeply about Edmonds, and was a frequent contributor to the Beacon's Letters to the Editor section.

He also was vice chair of the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission.

Livingston, 65, died from an undiagnosed and aggressive type of leukemia, according to his brother, Keith Livingston.

"I’ve known Eric for several years and worked closely with him as a fellow commissioner on the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission," City Councilmember Dave Teitzel said.

"After I was elected to City Council in 2015, I was appointed to be the council liaison to the HPC and continued to interact with Eric in that capacity. I always found Eric to be cordial, collaborative and deeply committed to doing all we can to preserve Edmonds’ precious history.

"He was a key member of our team and will be greatly missed."

He is survived by his wife, Eliza Saunders.

 

 

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